Tips for Help Managing ADHD with Non-Medication Interventions

 ADHD Weekly 2017-03-30

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If you have ADHD, the most successful treatment for you is an individualized approach that takes your symptoms into account. For most people with ADHD, ongoing intervention is required to lead a fulfilling life and achieve their full potential. While medication is a good option for many people, successful interventions typically include a combination of non-medication approaches, as well. 

ADHD has three presentations, predominantly hyperactive, predominately inattentive, and combined presentation, and it often co-occurs with other disorders. ADHD presentations can change throughout your life, so your needs will likely change over time. Your needs are also unique, and finding the right combination of tools for any given period in your life may take a little trial and error by working with your treatment specialist. Don’t be afraid of making some changes if you are struggling. Frequent communication with your health care provider and other professionals will help design the best approach for you, and adapt it when necessary. 

Non-medication options 

  • There are many options to consider as a complement to your treatment plan. Biofeedback, chiropractic, sensory integration training, and vision therapy are just a few that are discussed. For more information and helpful guidance about how to consider complementary treatments, visit Complementary and Other Interventions.

The most effective treatment plans include multiple tools working together to manage your ADHD symptoms.  Which options provide the best support for your needs depends on your symptoms and circumstances. Work with your health care provider to determine the best approach and interventions for you. And finally, don’t be too hasty to try the latest fad you may have seen online. Scrutinize such ideas against the science-based Levels Of Evidence model developed by CHADD’s Professional Advisory Board.

Are you addressing your ADHD symptoms without medication management? What have you found to be helpful for you?

Are you looking for non-medication options to help with your ADHD symptoms? Did you know there are a number of tools in addition to medication that can help diminish symptoms for some people? For most people, successful treatment includes multiple interventions. Keep reading to learn more about your options.